Michael Russo

Reporter | Wild, NHL
Michael Russo has covered the NHL since 1995 and the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005.

Recent content from Michael Russo

As Wild's play goes up and down, so does Koivu's demeanor

A plea from emotional leader Mikko Koivu turned the Wild’s season around — and rejuvenated his own game, too.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 01:23 AM

Dubnyk's strong third period lifts Wild to 2-1 win

Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves to improve to 9-1-1 since being traded to the Wild.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 04:36 PM

Wild notes: Panthers' Bjugstad takes a ribbing in return to Minnesota

As Gerard Gallant sat in the stands watching the Wild’s morning skate Thursday, an 8-year-old boy wearing a Mikko Koivu...

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 05:55 AM

Wild's depth, and GM Fletcher, are being tested

Injuries put the onus on youngsters to play well and Chuck Fletcher to react well.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 11:58 PM

Wild notes: Broken collarbone costs Zucker three months

The Wild’s second-leading goal scorer is scheduled to have surgery on a broken clavicle Thursday that will cause him to miss at least three months.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 06:34 AM

Wild gains ground, but not on Winnipeg, after OT loss to Jets

The point from the OT loss moved Minnesota closer to a playoff spot, but Winnipeg padded its advantage.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 06:34 AM

Scandella's cool side translates well for Wild

Wild defenseman Marco Scandella brings flair on and off the ice, and it’s clear his style has roots in his urbane hometown of Montreal.

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 08:24 AM

Wild keeps momentum going with shutout over Colorado

An early goal from Charlie Coyle and Devan Dubnyk’s fourth shutout in nine starts lifted the Wild over the Avs.

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 08:05 AM

Wild notes: Backstrom sits, waits and says the right things

Niklas Backstrom hasn’t played since giving up six goals at Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, an outing that precipitated the Wild’s...

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 12:29 AM

NHL Insider: Bet on an NHL team coming to Vegas

A $350 million, 20,000-seat arena is rising in the desert between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo on the Las Vegas strip and will be ready to house an NHL team by the 2016-17 season.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 07:42 PM

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